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Hong Kong - Private Schools

Hong Kong has many international schools that are excellent. The choices are abundant, but many schools are at capacity and have waiting lists for new students. As soon as you know you are moving to Hong Kong, you should begin the search for a school as they are filling up fast, especially at the pre-school and primary schools. Check with your company to see if they have any debentures (paid reserved spots) at any of the schools as this should get your child in with little difficulty. Some schools will require that you pay a debenture to secure a place and the money (without the interest) will be returned to you when the child leaves the school. Also, many schools have more than one campus, so be aware that after one or two years your child may have to move to graduate to a new location.
The country code for Hong Kong is 852. The English School Foundation schools (ESF) do not require debentures and will assign you a school closest to where you live, but are low on spaces for new students. 

We have not given a comprehensive list of every international school, but we have listed the ones that we frequently hear mentioned from parents who are sending their children to these schools, or schools that have streams in a language other than English. For a complete listing of schools, go to www.classmateasia.com   You can select schools on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, or in the New Territorities.

  • Hong Kong International School
    Repulse Bay (on HK island, the south side) 6 and 23 South Bay Close
    Hong Kong

    China SAR

    Tel: + 852
    2812 2305
  • American International Elementary School
    Beacon Hill, Kowloon Tong (Kowloon) 6-8 Pilgrim’s Way
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852
    2304 5077
    Lower and Upper Primary School Often referred to as the “American school” by the ex-pat community.
  • American International High School
    Kowloon Tong (Kowloon) 123-125 Waterloo Road
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852
    2336 3812
    email:

    website: www.ais.edu.hk
  • Australian International School
    Kowloon Tong 3A Norfolk Road
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852 
    2304 6078 Ma On Shan Campus –grades 7-12/OAC 
  • Canadian Overseas International College
    New Territorities 1/F , The Waterside, 15 On Chun Street
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852 
    2336 1116
    website: www.coichk.org
  • Kent Road Campus
    Kowloon Tong 8 Kent Road
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852 
    2336 6055
    Kindergarten and grades 1-6
  • Carmel School
    One Robinson Place 70 Robinson Road Hongkong-Midlevels
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852
    2964 1600
    website:www.carmel.edu.hk
    A Jewish Orthodox school, nursery-primary. Offers instruction in English and Chinese. Has the IB programme. Usually a long waiting list.
  • Chinese International School
    Braemar Hill 1 Hau Yeun Path
    Hong Kong Island
    China SAR
    Tel: + 852  2510 7288 www.cis.edu.hk
  • Delia school of Canada
    Mei Foo Nursery Campus 84-86 Broadway Mei Foo Sun Chuen
    Kowloon

    China SAR
    Tel: + 852 2742 2027
  • Taikoo Shing Campus
    Taikoo Shing (out in Kowloon)
    Tai Fung Road
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852 
    2885 4786 www.delia.edu.hk
  • Discovery Bay International School
    Lantau Island, an hours ferry ride from Hong Kong island, good choice if you live in Discovery Bay
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 8522987 7331
  • English School Foundation Head Office
    There are about 15 schools run by the ESF.  The school that your child would go to is regulated by where you choose to live. ESF schools are currently subsidized by the HK government, but that may soon change as the government is looking for ways to cut its debt, so the price may dramatically increase soon.
    43 Stubbs Road
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852
      2574 2351
    website: www.esf.edu.hk/school.html
    This website will list all of the schools and show where they are located. Please note that the schools usually require an interview with the prospective student before admission.
  • Primary level Lycee Francais International
    Jardine’s Lookout (on HK island) 34 Price Road
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852 2577 6217
  • Middle and High School
    Tai Tam, on HK island, the south side
    1 Red Hill Road
    China SAR
    Tel: + 8523149 7000
    website: www.hkis.edu.hk
  • International Christian School
    Kowloon City 45 Grampian Road
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852  2338 9517
    email: 

    website: www.ics.edu.hk
  • Japanese International School
    Happy Valley (HK island) 157 Blue Pool Road
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852  2574 5479
    Primary School Both an English and Japanese stream
  • Secondary School
    North Point (HK island) 9 Hau Yuen Path
    Hong Kong
    China SAR


    website: www.hkjs.edu.hk 
  • Korean International School
    Sai Wan Ho 55 Lei King Road
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 852  2569 5500 http://netvigator.com/~kisengs
    Both a Korean and English stream
  • Singapore International School
    Aberdeen 23 Nam Long Shan
    Hong Kong
    China SAR

    Tel: + 8522872 0266
    website: www.singapore.edu.hk
    English, plus teaches Mandarin
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